Locktype: posix vs. flock

Henry Kwan lists at designmedia.com
Thu May 22 21:35:39 IST 2008


I've been experimenting with MailScanner and either sendmail or postfix as the
MTA.  I notice that MailScanner uses "flock" locktype with postfix and "posix"
with sendmail.  I also saw in the spam.assassin.prefs.conf file that it said
that "flock", while non-NFS-safe, was more efficient.

Should I tell MailScanner to use "flock" instead of "posix" with sendmail since
I don't have any NFS mounted volumes?

I'm running sendmail-8.13.8-2.


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